"Beans for Brains" knitting and crochet scholarship promote craft futures

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Updated: 3/08/2012 4:57 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading online retailer of yarn and fabric, is now accepting applications for its annual Beans for Brains scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic school year.

Through donations from Jimmy Beans Wool, The Yarn Group, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Tahki Stacy Charles, Classic Elite Yarns, Knitting Pure and Simple, Rowan, Red Heart Yarns, Universal Yarns, Lorna’s Laces and Knitter’s Pride Needles, awards will be distributed to five outstanding students this year. Each award is worth $2,250.

Applicants must be a knitter or crocheter, submit a personal photo of themselves holding their original knitting/crochet design or a photo of a recent and completed knitting/crochet project and complete an application. The merit-based award is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will be attending an accredited institution for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants may be pursuing a degree in any field.

Interested students can review the scholarship requirements and download the scholarship application form online at http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/scholarship.

Completed applications are due by April 15, 2012 and must be submitted via email to scholarship@jimmybeanswool.com.

Winners will be notified beginning no later than June 1, 2012.

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